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President Dwight D. Eisenhower died 44 years ago today, on March 28, 1969. This is the front page of the L.A. Times from the following day.

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Nikita Khrushchev became the premier of the Soviet Union 55 years ago today (March 27, 1958). This article was published in The Times March 30.

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This review of a Bob Marley concert appeared in on July 24, 1978.

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This article on the Montgomery Bus Boycott that appeared in on Dec. 7, 1955.

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An L.A. Times article on George Harrison from Aug. 4, 1967. Ravi Shankar figures prominently.

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On Dec. 12, 1912 (the last 12-12-12), missionaries shocked over smoking women made the front page of the L.A. Times.

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R.I.P. Ravi Shankar, who died today at age 92. This article appeared in on Jan. 20, 1967.

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The Times' A1 from December 8, 1941, reporting on the attack on Pearl Harbor the previous day.

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The Washington Monument was completed on Dec. 6, 1884, and had its dedication the following February. This AP story ran in The Times on Feb. 22, 1885.

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131 years ago today, published its first edition. Here's our front page from Dec. 4, 1881:

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86 years ago today, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared from L.A.'s Venice Beach and was feared drowned

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Bob Marley died 31 years ago today. Here's an appreciation written by then-Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn:

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72 years ago, Winston Churchill became Great Britain's prime minister. Our front page from the following day:

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